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Central Registration and Enrolment Scheme for Kindergarten
The City of Casey's Centralised Registration and Enrolment Scheme (CRES) consists of Council-managed kindergartens and independent organisations that are part of the CRES. It allows families to register for multiple kindergartens and groups on the one registration.
When to register a child for kindergarten
To be eligible to attend a kindergarten service, your child must be three or four years old by 30 April of the year they start kindergarten.
Families can register their child for kindergarten in the year before they are eligible to attend 3-year-old or 4-year-old kindergarten.
To be considered in first round kindergarten offers, families must register their child by the 30 June in the year before they attend kindergarten. Registrations are still accepted after this date will be considered "late" and will be processed in future kindergarten offers. Due to high demand you may not receive an offer to one of your preferred kindergartens.
We strongly recommend you choose 5 or more kindergartens. Because of high demand, we cannot always guarantee you will get your most preferred kindergarten. If you only provide 1 choice and it is not available, your child may have to attend kindergarten late or may miss out on a place at that kindergarten.
Timetables are subject to change due to State and Federal funding and operational requirements of the centre. This may include the addition, cancelling or merging of groups.
To check what year your child can begin at kindergarten please click the following:
When your child can begin kindergarten
Visit a kindergarten before you choose
Choosing preferred kindergartens can be difficult. Feel free to visit a few kindergartens before making a choice. Please contact the kindergarten directly to make an appointment before your visit.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training has a list of things to look out for during your kindergarten visit.
How to register for kindergarten
Registering your child for kindergarten is now free. All you need is a valid email address. You can register your child for kindergarten via the kindergarten Parent Portal.
Please download the below guides to support you in registering your child for the first time:
For updating existing registrations please download the following guides:
- Registering an existing child for 3 year old kindergarten
- Registering an existing child for 4 year old kindergarten
If you are unable to register online or do not have an email address, please contact a Kindergarten Enrolment and Planning Officer on 9705 5200 or email [email protected]
|Registration Period (to be included in the first round of kindergarten offers)||January to July|
Update Stage (for existing registrations)
Families will be asked to update their preferred kindergartens and select their preferred kindergartens and sessions
Three and four-year-old kindergarten places are allocated separately.
Every effort will be made to place my child at the same service for four-year-old kindergarten. However, there is no guarantee of this.
|Enrolment into Kindergarten||November and December|
|Kindergarten program begins||End of January|